Why two Higgs are better than one
Professor Todd Huffman has been working with his students on data collected by the ATLAS experiment located 100 meters underground at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN just outside of Geneva, Switzerland. There, colliding protons act as the means to provide the high energy environment to turn Einstein’s equation E=mc2 on its head and use the energy from the power grid to try to create exotic states of matter than we have yet to discover. He is looking for pairs of Higgs bosons, and their decays into B hadrons (particles containing a bottom quark) as tags to find such exotic states should they exist.
A recent article was published on the University of Oxford's Department of Physics website which explains this research in more detail.
On Martian landings: a letter from Prof Huffman
Some terrestrial bacteria can revive after decades in space, so landing a bacteria-laden human on the planet could erase the potential for one of the greatest discoveries in human history, says Prof Todd Huffman in a letter published in The Guardian today.